I grew up on Far Side comics. It was a very special time in my life to read and laugh at these comics with my father, who has all of the original collections. When I grew up, I went out and purchased the new collections for myself, hoping to relive these wonderful moments with all of those that I love.
Well, it is a sad day in the life of this Bookworm. Gary Larson has decided, after all these years, to join the interweb. Good for him. Bad for me.
I have been contacted by his “people” asking that, not only do I “cease and desist” Far Side Friday, but that I pull all prior content. Apparently, Mr. Larson doesn’t appreciate me freely spreading the love of his content and would like all of your money, instead. (Because the 25 people who actually read my blog are REALLY going to make a big difference to his pocket book.)
I tried to make a deal with them where they would give me approved weekly content that I could post and I could help spread the word of this new website… to no avail. Apparently, my blog has enough of a following as to garner their interest and be squashed, but, not enough to be of any use to them.
So, on this sad, sad day, we bid adieu to “Far Side Friday”.
A Former Fan